Information for Service Providers seeking to refer clients to InterCommunity

Intensive and Intermediate Residential Programs

Clients referred to The Intensive and Intermediate Residential Program should meet the following criteria for admission:

  • The client must be 18 years old or older and must be a resident of the Capitol/North Central Region, (DMHAS Region IV).
  • The client must meet the criteria for substance abuse or dependence as outlined by the DSM – IV and The Connecticut Client Placement Criteria (CCPC).
  • CCPC Substance Abuse Level III.7 is the criteria for Intensive Residential Treatment and Level III.5 for the Intermediate Program treatment.

Prior to the screening interview the referral source will provide the following information regarding the client:

  • A recently completed Biopsychosocial Assessment
  • A recently completed medical examination by a physician which includes assurance that the client is free of contagious diseases and/or unresolved medical issues needing follow-up care.
  • Proof of a PPD test conducted within the last 6 months.
  • Copy of a written consent authorizing ICRC to have contact with referral source.

The admission package will be reviewed and a decision to admit or reject the applicant will be made within 24 hours following the screening interview. Intake coordinator will make contact with referral source/applicant to notify of the decision.

Referrals are accepted 7 days a week, and screening staff are available during the first and second shift

Recovery House Programs

Recovery House  Housing Support

Admission Criteria

Recovery House programs are available to men and women over the age of 18 (Note:  Housing Support program is available only to men) who:

  • Have an Axis 1 substance dependence diagnosis
  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Have or who are eligible to have insurance
  • Must be ambulatory enough to participate in the daily living schedule, to walk to meetings and to outpatient treatment.
  • Must be willing to remain clean and complete urine screens and breathalyzers.
  • Must have a physical within the last 30 days.
  • Must have a current PPD on file.
  • Must have a solid discharge plan.
  • No acute psychiatric problems
  • Biopsychosocial or intake screening regarding the client past history of substance abuse/mental health.

Priority is given to:

  • “High Utilizers”
  • To residents of Region 4

Rule Outs

  • Client may not be actively suicidal or homicidal. If recent past, client must obtain medical clearance or progress notes must be sent addressing the client current mental health status, this also includes clients with auditory and visual hallucinations.
  • No acute psychiatric disorders.
  • All paperwork has to be from the referring agency, 3rd party information will not be accepted as part of the referral package.
  • Please fax all referrals to 860-714-8971 with a contact person and a phone number in case there are any questions regarding the referral.
  • Please give a follow up phone call with in a day or so to see if the client was accepted to the Recovery House.
Coventry House

Coventry House is a long term (4-6 months) residential substance abuse treatment facility which provides high quality substance abuse services for pregnant and parenting women. Coventry House provides gender responsive, trauma informed care to all clients.  The capacity of Coventry House is for 10 women and 12 children. Mother is allowed to bring up to two children (4 years old and younger) with her to the program.

Mother must be 18 years or older to be engaged in treatment in Coventry House.

There is no ethnicity requirement. Coventry House serves culturally and ethnically diverse population. Coventry House accepts clients receiving Methadone or Suboxone treatment.

Clients who do not meet criteria for Coventry House program are referred to services more appropriate for them.

Clayton House

  Clayton House Application

It is the policy of The Clayton House program to admit all residents without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual preference, physical disability (the facility is not at this time handicap accessible) including, but not limited to, blindness or ability to pay. Residents must be 18 years of age or older and able to provide their own self-care.

Specifically, clients who apply for admission to Clayton House must complete the Clayton House Application (see the link above) and must also meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a history of addiction to alcohol or other drugs.
  • Must be eighteen years of age or over and able to provide their own self-care.
  • Must be medically and psychiatrically capable of participating in all aspects of the program and to obtain and hold a minimum of 35 hours of employment per week.
  • Must be willing to participate in all aspects of the program, obey program rules and contribute positively to the group living environment.
  • Must have a PPD test conducted within the last 120 days and be free of communicable diseases
  • Must have a minimum of 30 days of clean time immediately prior to admission
  • Must have a physical within 30 days of admission or 5 on days post admission.

In addition clients must also:

  • Acknowledge treatment issues and willingness to work on them while at the house.
  • Be willing to attend 12-Step and/or other self-help meetings.
  • Be Prepared to participate in group and individual counseling.


If the applicant is found to be acceptable and a bed does not currently exist, the applicant will be placed on a waiting list. Persons on the waiting list may be directed to services to meet their needs during the waiting period. Waitlisted clients will also be informed that it is their responsibility to call every Monday to verify their status and/or to report any change in phone and address. Failure to call may result in removal from the waiting list. Wait listed clients who call after Monday and have been dropped from the list may be replaced to the bottom of it at the Director’s discretion.

Applicants who are denied admission may be given either verbal or written rationale for ineligibility.